Is Salmon Oil Good for Dogs? Benefits Explained!

Got questions about salmon oil? We're here to help you "fish" for all the answers that you (and your furry fave) want about salmon oil.
Is Salmon Oil Good for Dogs? Benefits Explained!

If you're a health-conscious person, you probably know that salmon is a worthy addition to a healthy diet. 

But, did you know that it's also pawsome for your pup?

Not only are dogs obsessed with salmon's flavor profile, but they're also just as hyped about its benefits! That's why we're here to help you "fish" for all the answers that you (and your furry fave) want about salmon oil. 

Let's get started!

What Is Salmon Oil?

Dogs liking regular salmon seems reasonable enough. But, what's this whole salmon oil thing about?

Salmon Oil can be found within the tissue of the salmon itself and comes packed with a naturally-derived source of omega fatty acids. Without getting too "sciencey" about it, the salmon undergoes a special process to extract the oil from the fish.

In doing so, all of the best aspects of the salmon oil (from its flavor to its benefits) are kept intact for your furry fave to enjoy.

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What Is in Salmon Oil?

Much like other fish, salmon oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids. For pet parents like you, that should already ring a bell!

The Omega-3 fatty acids that are prominent in salmon are EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid). Together, EPA and DHA provide truly wag-worthy support for your pup that we'll cover in just a bit.

But... here's the kicker.

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in polyunsaturated fats that pups can't produce in their own bodies. Know what that means? You guessed it! The only way dogs can get their omegas is through their diet.

Salmon Oil Benefits for Dogs

When it comes to benefits, salmon oil delivers!

For starters, us hoomans aren't the only ones that like having healthy skin! With the omega fatty acids found in salmon oil, you can help support your pup's skin moisture content, along with sensitive skin if that happens to be a challenge for your canine companion.

Additionally, omega fatty acids also provide nutrients that help dogs achieve or maintain a soft, silky, shiny, and healthy coat. Translation? Your dog will have "best-in-show" looks that will make all their pup-pals itch with envy. 

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Which Salmon Oil for Dogs Should You Choose?

Our Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is a yummy liquid fish oil that's paw-fect for dog parents that want to add something mouthwatering to their pup's wet or dry food. They'll love the bowl-lickin' good flavor and you'll love the benefits!

But, what if we told you that salmon oil doesn't just come in liquid form?

If you want the benefits of salmon oil in chewable form, try our Salmon Bites! These delicious soft chews feature salmon oil, kelp, vitamins C and E, and premium DHAgold® to support skin health, moisture, and immune system function. 

Tips for Using Salmon Oil

Whether you're trying to support your pup's wellness or simply looking for a flavorful new way of sprucing up their daily meals, we always recommend consulting a veterinarian to make sure it's a good option for your pet's specific needs – especially if your pup has a sensitive tummy!

Speaking of tummies, we also recommend starting them off on salmon oil slow and steady to help their tummy adjust to having fish in their diet. Remember, salmon oil isn't just an ordinary treat! Giving your pup too much of it could upset their stomach, so be sure to always follow the directions on the packaging to make sure you don't overwhelm your pup with all that salmon oil goodness.

Lastly, be sure to keep your salmon oil in a hard-to-reach place. Once your dog gets their first taste of salmon oil, expect a lot of sniffing around to find where you stashed the bottle or jar. So, avoid the big mess and keep your salmon oil safely stored away. 

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Let’s Hear From You!

We hope this was an easy little intro to salmon oil, but our helping paw doesn't stop here. If you have any other questions about salmon oil or our Zesty Paws® products, we’re always here for you. You can reach out to our Customer Care Specialists directly at 1-800-738-0661 or bark@zestypaws.com.

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